I have been thinking (yes, insert snide laughter) and I have come to the conclusion that I need a life. There are many things preventing me from having one. I work 3rd shift. Most of the people who I would want to associate with (other than medical personnel) operate on a 1st shift schedule. Most of the world’s weekends begin on Friday. My weekend starts on Sunday morning at 7 am. By that time I am so dead tired that I just want to go home and sleep. Typically by the time I wake up the rest of the world is prepping for the coming week and getting ready for bed. There went the weekend!
I also take online classes, which sounds like a breeze but it is not. An online education requires that you basically teach yourself. My classes are 5 weeks long. I am studying information technology. In 5 weeks time I am expected to teach myself what it usually takes people to learn in the course of about 3-5 months. That’s a lot of information crammed in a short amount of time! So there goes spare time.
Friends? Most of mine are married, in relationships, or were friends with me and my ex. I would like some friends who are just mine. Not mine and his. I don’t want them to be a reminder of the past. I want to celebrate the future. Since I am locked away at night all the time and sleep during the day and my weekends are spent working and I work my butt off on school I don’t have much time left for anything else.
Even if I had spare time, where would I find friends for this life I want? I don’t know what to do anymore. Back in the day I worked in places where friendships were culled and formed and you spent time away from work with each other and then met friends of friends and such. I work with a handful of people and we are all on different shifts. We don’t have time for friendships with each other. We see each other at work more than we’d like sometimes!
So is there a store or something where you can just buy some sort of life? I don’t have much money so it would have to be a thrift store or something. And what would a thrift store life be like? Suggestions welcome!